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Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers

Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers

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Even though biometric readers have not been rolled out on ATM's, cybercriminals have already developed tools to steal a person's fingerprint and other biological data.

Wells Fargo Bank fined $185M, fires 5,300 staffers over fake account scam

Wells Fargo Bank fined $185M, fires 5,300 staffers over fake account scam

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Wells Fargo Bank was fined $185 million for a five-year long scam that saw bank employees illegally creating fake accounts and email addresses and apply for credit and debit cards to meet sales goals and earn commissions.

Hutton Hotel guests credit card info exposed during three-year long breach

Hutton Hotel guests credit card info exposed during three-year long breach

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The Hutton Hotel payment processing system was vulnerable between September 2012 and 2015 exposing guests payment card information.

Kimpton Hotels details data breach, dozens of properties impacted

Kimpton Hotels details data breach, dozens of properties impacted

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The Kimpton Hotel chain officially notified its customers that its point-of-sale system severs had been infected with malware earlier this year, possibly exposing payment card information and cardholder names.

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

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Three people have been charged in Switzerland for a global computer fraud scam.

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

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The meteoric rise of Locky ransomware has not completely supplanted the distribution of the notorious Dridex malware.

After the breach: Settlement expected for 50M Home Depot customers

After the breach: Settlement expected for 50M Home Depot customers

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A settlement is brewing between The Home Depot and 50 million customers whose personally identifiable information was compromised in a hack in 2014.

Unwanted guests: Hackers breach HEI Hotels & Resorts' POS terminals

Unwanted guests: Hackers breach HEI Hotels & Resorts' POS terminals

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In the latest data breach impacting the hospitality industry, cybercriminals installed malware in the point-of-sale systems of HEI Hotels & Resorts and checked out with customer data that likely includes payment card information.

Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

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Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian charged with hacking into servers and global carding forum sites resulting in $170 million in phony credit card purchases, will face a federal jury this week.

Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

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A group of four banks in Australia want customers to be able to use the banks' own mobile apps when conducting financial transactions with Apple Pay.

Online retailer EZcontactsUSA.com to pay $100K over breach

Online retailer EZcontactsUSA.com to pay $100K over breach

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The online retailer has agreed to pay the penalty and to upgrade its data security practices.

Making it rain in the desert: 'Shimming' demo makes next-generation ATM spit out cash

Making it rain in the desert: 'Shimming' demo makes next-generation ATM spit out cash

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There would be a lot more happy-go-lucky gamblers in Vegas if ATMs would spit out hundreds of dollars the way Rapid7 made one do in a demo at Black Hat that showed new EMV chip technology is not hack-proof.

POS-terminals become target of cyber-attacks in Russia this year

POS-terminals become target of cyber-attacks in Russia this year

POS-terminals have increasingly become a target for cyber-attackers in Russia, posing a threat to ordinary buyers and shoppers, according to analysts of FinCERT

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

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A third-party provider is being blamed for a possible breach into customer transactions at GunMag Warehouse.

New banking malware stops customers from cancelling payment cards

New banking malware stops customers from cancelling payment cards

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Symantec has spotted a new banking malware that stops a victim from cancelling a compromised payment card by blocking calls from the infected device to the bank's customer service department.

Wendy's revises data breach figures; over 1K locations compromised by POS malware

Wendy's revises data breach figures; over 1K locations compromised by POS malware

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Wendy's yesterday identified over 1,000 U.S. franchised locations that were affected by two variants of point-of-sale malware discovered earlier this year.

Ashley Madison facing FTC probe for using 'fembots'

Ashley Madison facing FTC probe for using 'fembots'

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The FTC is probing Avid, which faces a number of class action lawsuits on behalf of customers, for manipulating the Ashley Madison site by posting phony female profiles, or fembots, capable of conversing with male customers.

Russian police to target credit-card credential thieves

Russian police to target credit-card credential thieves

Russia is planning to find ways to fight cyber-criminals specialising in the theft of bank-card personal data.

Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought

Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought

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Even more fast-food patrons may have a beef with The Wendy's Company, after the restaurant chain announced yesterday that the number of restaurants affected by a POS data breach may be "considerably higher" than first thought.

Consumers taking their business elsewhere after a hack, Centrify survey

Consumers taking their business elsewhere after a hack, Centrify survey

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A new study examines consumer attitudes toward corporate hacking and companies should take heed.

80% of retailers take payment card details by phone in unsecure ways

80% of retailers take payment card details by phone in unsecure ways

Over a third of people have heard friends, colleagues and even strangers sharing their full credit and debit card details in public while on the phone.

New strain of PoS malware set to gain momentum, Anomali

New strain of PoS malware set to gain momentum, Anomali

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Researchers at Anomali detected a new FrameworkPOS campaign that it says is gaining momentum.

Credit card skimmers detected in Walmart stores

Credit card skimmers detected in Walmart stores

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Newer chip-based cards are more difficult for thieves to counterfeit and can combat the vulnerabilities presented by card-skimming strategies.

Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

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As many as 100 people are believed to have taken part in a heist of nearly $13 million (USD) from 1,400 cash machines in Japan.

Updated banking malware turns entire ATM into a skimmer

Updated banking malware turns entire ATM into a skimmer

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Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a new and improved version of the ATM malware dubbed "Skimmer" that turns ATMs into payment card skimmers.

PCI DSS version 3.2 release extends multifactor authentication requirement

PCI DSS version 3.2 release extends multifactor authentication requirement

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The PCI Data Security Standard version 3.2 released Thursday not only includes new requirements to safeguard payment data, including multifactor authentication.

FIN6 uses legit payment card data, GRABNEW-infected systems to steal info

FIN6 uses legit payment card data, GRABNEW-infected systems to steal info

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A new report from FireEye Threat Intelligence said that one case investigated by Mandiant indicated that a victim computer "was originally compromised with GRABNEW malware by a separate threat actor."

'Multigrain' variant of POS malware crops up; uses DNS tunneling to steal data

'Multigrain' variant of POS malware crops up; uses DNS tunneling to steal data

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A variant of the POS malware family known as NewPosThings, called Multigrain, has introduced a twist into its repertoire—exfiltrating stolen payment card data from POS systems via the Domain Name System (DNS).

Atmos, Citadel malware variant, hitting French banks

Atmos, Citadel malware variant, hitting French banks

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A variant of the notorious Citadel malware, dubbed Atmos, is targeting financial institutions in France, six months after Citadel's author was imprisoned.

Worldpay merchant portal allowed merchants to view customer card data

Worldpay merchant portal allowed merchants to view customer card data

Worldpay's electronic payment gateway setup pages offer poor security seals on credit card details, according to a security researcher.

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